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  •  far too late for Karen Ulane (6+ / 0-)
    One of the first cases to address efforts to expand the boundaries of sex discrimination under Title VII was a 1984 case involving an Eastern Airlines pilot. He began his service with the airline as Kenneth Ulane, but was fired when he became Karen Ulane. Ulane was a decorated Vietnam War veteran who had flown for Eastern since his discharge from military service in 1968. Ulane had been diagnosed as a transsexual in 1979, and in 1980 underwent sex reassignment surgery. Following the surgery, the State of Illinois issued a revised birth certificate to Ulane indicating that Ulane was female, and the FAA certified her for flight status as a female. Eastern was unaware of Ulane’s transsexuality, her medical treatments or her psychiatric counseling concerning her transsexualism until she attempted to return to work after her sex reassignment surgery. According to Ulane, Eastern terminated her employment for “no reason other than the fact that she ceased being a male and became a female.
    Despite the holding in Ulane, the issue of gender-identity protection under Title VII did not fade away, and the U.S. Supreme Court added another facet to the discussion with a 1989 decision concerning “sex stereotyping” under Title VII. I

    Präsidentenelf-maßschach"Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) "Ensanguining the skies...Falls the remorseful day".政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

    by annieli on Tue Aug 14, 2012 at 04:44:47 PM PDT

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